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Yuthok Nyingth­ig Out­er Guru Retreat
at Rigzin Pho­drang Monastery in Pharp­ing, Nepal, Feb­ru­ary 2017. Click here to view more pictures!

Dear friends of Sowa Rigpa,

I hope that all of you who had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to vis­it the 5th Inter­na­tion­al Con­gress on Sowa Rig­pa from 1st until 3rd of March in Nepal had a con­ve­nient jour­ney back home. It was a plea­sure for me to meet high­ly expe­ri­enced prac­ti­tion­ers from all over the world, to share know how & visions and to enjoy the rich pro­gram & vivid ath­mos­phere with­in and around the Shechen con­gress camp and the world famous Boud­hanath Stu­pa in the (for me) spir­i­tu­al heart of Kath­man­du.

Besides the insight­ful work­shops and many-faceted lec­tures the par­tic­i­pants attend­ed a lot of dif­fer­ent high­lights, like a Charya Dance with Vajra-Yogi­ni, an amus­ing Oops-a-daisy deja-vu at the spir­i­tu­al open­ing cer­e­mo­ny as well as the resound­ing voice of Druk­mo Gyal and her great local band. As the icing on the cake we even wit­nessed a joy­ful SKI mar­riage! Con­grat­u­la­tions and all best wish­es from our hearts to the hap­py ital­ian cou­ple Andrea Pesare­si and Antonel­la Sal­va­to!

For all of you who were not able to join us at the con­gress I can put a DVD in prospect, in which you’ll find all lec­tures in dif­fer­ent file for­mats and as video record­ings too. This con­gress DVD will also include a mas­sive amount of fotos, clips from the work­shops and a few more sur­pris­es. Until it’s fin­ished we can pro­vide some impres­sions through Dr. Jen’s con­gress review and as next step also a pic­ture gallery on sorigcongress.org (work in progress). And hope­ful­ly you can join next years Sorig con­gress in the beau­ti­ful ital­ian City of Pisa as offi­cial­ly announced here: Vivere Sowa Rig­pa!

After a vivid con­gress week in Kath­man­du it’s offi­cial mot­to: SOWA RIGPA IN ACTION has been put into prac­tice imme­di­ate­ly, as you can read in the amaz­ing reports about the Free Med­ical Camps in Marati­ka and in Mus­tang - orga­nized by Sorig Aid, the social char­i­ty arm of SKI. It is lead by Jacque­line Yu from Sin­ga­pore and sup­port­ed by many gen­er­ous donors and hum­ble vol­un­teers. Keep up your inspir­ing work, guys!

These and plen­ty more News from the world of Sowa Rig­pa as well as an amaz­ing arti­cle by Lucy Jones about her stud­ies in Amdo are wait­ing for you in our sec­ond issue of the Fire Bird Year 2017 - Enjoy! IMG_1051

With Best Wish­es in the name of the Edi­to­r­i­al Board,

Philipp Fuchs, MD

Stu­dent of Sowa Rig­pa & Man­ag­ing Edi­tor Sorig-News

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Featured Article:

Tibetan Med­i­cine Study in Amdo, by LUCY JONES

A beau­ti­ful­ly writ­ten jour­ney in the high­lands of East Tibet, full of excit­ing encoun­ters with tibetan peo­ple & cul­ture, pic­turesque land­scapes and of course: SOWA RIGPA!

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Sorigkhang Esto­nia found a blessed place called Väluste in the mid­dle of Eston­ian for­est 1 year ago.

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